The story so far:
1. Two weeks ago my neighbours acquired a tortoiseshell kitten. (Already featured on this blog as the Teeny Tortoiseshell Terror!)
2. Two days ago my neighbour told me she was going to get rid of the (still nameless) kitten because “the other cats don’t get on with her” “I can’t cope with three kids and three cats” “do you know anyone who wants a kitten?”
3. She moved in with us today. We still can’t agree on her name. She is a teeny tortie terror though!
She’s been here for two hours. So far, she’s explored the ground floor, eaten her dinner with great enthusiasm, used her new litter box (smart kitten!), scratched the back door mat, played with one of her new jingle balls, climbed on Eric’s Scratchy Mouse, had a look in her new box/bed, decided against napping on the fleece bed inside the warm box, and is now asleep curled up on the top stair of the staircase…not at all a trip hazard! She’s going to the vet’s on Thursday to meet the Loud Australian Vet and begin her kitty vaccinations, which the neighbours had not done anything about yet. Her birthday is July 25th so she is 10 weeks old tomorrow. Although the neighbours had let her out in the garden a few times, she will be an indoor cat here for the foreseeable future, certainly until her vaccinations are well behind her.
We are stuck for a name still. We composed a list of about 20 likely names but can’t find one we both like. Maybe I’ll post a poll of some of our top choices so you can help us choose!